Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and freedoms

Every person in the UK has the same basic human rights and freedoms, which are
protected in law. These underpin how people live in the UK. For example:

• Every person has a right to liberty.
• Every person has freedom of thought and the right to practice their religion.

However, it is illegal if, as part of this, you take part in activities which break UK laws.

It is against the law to discriminate against or persecute someone because of their

Values and responsibilities in the UK

Based on the rights and freedoms protected in law, everyone living in or visiting the UK is expected to adhere to a set of shared values and responsibilities:

  • Respect and obey the law
  • Respect the rights of others, including their right to their own opinions
  • Treat others with fairness